Benjamin Franklin US half dollar - 90% 1951 Franklin half dollars - The Great Compromise Commemorative Cover Honors

Franklin's Proposing the Great Compromise
1951 Franklin half dollars, San Francisco mint

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1951 - San Francisco Mint
   This Commemorative Cover Honors Franklin's Proposing the Great Compromise on July 5, 1787 in Philadelphia, Pa.
1951 Franklin half dollars, The Great Compromise
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Franklin's Proposing
the Great Compromise
on July 5, 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   During the early years of our government, many volatile situations were resolved by Benjamin Franklin's unique brand of diplomacy. One such issue presented itself during the Constitutional Convention of 1787, as the states disagreed over the matter of Congressional representation, The delegates from the small states urged that equal numbers of Senators and Representatives serve each state, while the larger states' delegates argued that representation should be proportionate with each states' size.

   In his typically metaphoric language, Franklin said,"when a broad table is to be made, and the edges of planks do not fit, the artist take a little from both and makes a good joint. In like manner here both sides must part with some of their demands, in order that they may join in some accommodating proposition." Franklin then became part of a committee consisting of one delegate from each state, for the purpose of working out a compromise.

   On July 5, 1787, Franklin motioned for a plan which was approved by the committee. It called for equal votes in the Senate, one Representative for every 40,000 inhabitants of a state, and the exclusive right of the House of Representatives to orginate financial programs without Senate interference. After several days of debate, the Convention voted for the compromise in a vote of five states to four. This landmark legislation was Franklin's greatest moment at the Convention...a satisfying victory for a genius who was nearing the end of his long, immensely productive life.

   The historic U.S. stamp on this Cover was issuve in 1989 to honor the U.S. Senate and depicts the statue that hangs in the Old Senate Chamber of the U.S. Capitol. The Cover is postmarked on July 5, the exact anniversary of the day Franklin proposed the Great Compromise in Philadephia, Pennsylvania.
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